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Sat. Aug. 11

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more…

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center
2300 Spooner Ave.

Age: All Ages

Sat. Aug. 11

Ashley For the Arts

Ashley for the Arts was established by Ashley Furniture to entertain and inspire the entire family, promote the works of artists from across the globe, and raise funds to support humanity. Lots of live music, hot air balloon launch, car show,…

Memorial Park

Cost: $10 for 3 Days

6:30am-noon Sat. Aug. 11

Leinenkugel's Pure Water Days Races

Pure Water Days is a weekend long festival for the entire family, which is held each year in Chippewa Falls. The Pure Water Days festival events begin on Friday and end Sunday afternoon. The Leinenkugel’s Pure Water Days races are held at…

Chippewa Falls YMCA
611 Jefferson Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Price Varies

Age: All Ages

7am-10pm Sat. Aug. 11

Pioneer Days 2018

Hosted by the Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club. Features historical displays of craftsmanship as well as steam engines, tractor pulls, flea market, silent auction, pancake breakfast, kids events, chicken dinners, parades and an…

Pioneer Park
Hwy 37 & 85 Porterville Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA; children 10 and under get in FREE

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 11

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-1pm Sat. Aug. 11

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East

Age: All Ages

8am Sat. Aug. 11

Camp Wabi

This partnership with Mayo Clinic Health System incorporates healthy living into the traditional camp experience and supports youth with obesity. Although some campers are nervous coming in, they often report it as the highlight of their…

Camp Manitou
27960 137th Street
New Auburn

9-10am Sat. Aug. 11

Free Park Yoga in Menomonie

Join Rachel Funk-Johnson to stretch, breath and allow your body the time that it deserves for restoration. All Ages & Levels are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat or beach towel and let's have fun.

Wakanda Park
Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2:30pm Sat. Aug. 11

Babysitter Training

Safe Sitter prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $60

Age: Ages 10-15

9:30-11am Sat. Aug. 11

Adult Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

90-minute class of paddle skills, yoga and open paddle time. Enjoy Mother Nature paddling to a quiet spot, anchoring, experiencing a unique yoga session with stretch and a variety of yoga poses ending with Savasana. Registration required.

Coon Fork Lake County Park
E 25501 County Road CF

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 15+

10-11am Sat. Aug. 11

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour through the half acre Irvine Park Native Wildflower Sanctuary. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Meet at the sanctuary…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Aug. 11

Ordinary Magic Art Classes For Kids of All Ages

Drawing, weaving, crochet, painting, architecture design & Having Fun. Your child will discover, explore, imagine & create works of art.

Ordinary Magic
1812 Brackett Ave. Suite 6
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 per student

Age: K-15

10am-4pm Sat. Aug. 11

The Friends of the Library Book Sale

A wide variety of nonfiction, children’s, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1 and hardcovers start at $2. Children and young adult paperbacks start at $.25 and hardcover start at…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-noon Sat. Aug. 11

4th-8th Grade Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Techniques, Beginner Painting, Intermediate Painting, Art, Acrylic, WaterColor, Tempera, Modeling…

The Painted Lotus
930 Galloway St Building 13 Suite 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 4th-8th Grade (9-14)

noon-3pm Sat. Aug. 11

Summer Henna Pop & Shop

Stop in the Shop on Saturdays to get some Henna for the summer. Walk-ins only. If there is a line, there will be a sign up sheet for you to reserve a time and come back for your Henna. Children 16 years and younger must have a parent or…

Tangled Up in Hue
505 S. Barstow St., Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: $5-10

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Aug. 11

Sense of Place: HERE Art Exhibit

View how 42 local and international artists explored their Sense of Place: HERE using realism, abstractions, sculptural expressionism, botanicals, surrealism, wildlife and architectural photography, contemporary, artist books and other ways…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-2pm Sat. Aug. 11

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour through the half acre Irvine Park Native Wildflower Sanctuary. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Meet at the sanctuary…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Aug. 11

Intro to Aerial Hammock for Teens

An introductory class to the versatile aerial hammock especially made for teens. Explore the world of aerial hammock and work on strength, flexibility, and coordination. Class is limited to 7 students; you must pre-register to reserve your…

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 13-19 (Teens)

1pm Sat. Aug. 11

42nd Annual Pure Water Days Parade & RiverFest

This year's theme is Under the Sea. Enjoy over 70 parade entries before heading down the street to Allen Park for RiverFest. Giant inflatables, kids games, tons of prizes, a balloon artist, live music, food trucks, a beer tent, arts and…

Allen Park
S. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Sat. Aug. 11

Pub Sing

The popular Twin Cities pub sing comes to Menomonie. Folks bring their songs to share, and everyone joins in on the chorus. Songs of work, love, nature, drinking, community, inspiration and more. You can lead a song or sing along. Please no…

The Duke and Dagger
120 6th Avenue West

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5:30pm Sat. Aug. 11

Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups Confirm age groups online. All materials are always provided, students may bring their own if they wish. Finger Painting, Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Beginner Painting, Shapes, Tempera, WaterColor, Modeling…

The Painted Lotus
Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $15, $35, $45

Age: K-12th Grade

4-8pm Sat. Aug. 11

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

4:30pm Sat. Aug. 11

St. James the Greater Summer Fest

Family, friendly entertainment. Outdoor Mass followed by a supper with a freewill offering. The fun continues on August 12th with a Car Show at 8am, live music by 40 Fingers, a chicken dinner, a beer garden for the adults, and free…

St. James Catholic Church
2502 11th St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Sat. Aug. 11

Live Music: Grey Tison + Ben Valine

Ben and Grey have been performing live music for the majority of their lives. They now bring together music from each walk of their life, from bluegrass and modern folk to Parisian jazz. Live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and…

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:35pm Sat. Aug. 11

Eau Claire Express 2018 Season

Experience the excitement of live baseball as your hometown Eau Claire Express slug it out in historic Carson Park.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 general admission tickets, $11 reserved grand stand tickets, $14 reserved box tickets, $28 fan deck tickets | multi-game packages and group discounts available

Age: All Ages

6:35pm Sat. Aug. 11

Eau Claire Express vs St. Cloud Rox

The Eau Claire Express play against the St. Cloud Rox. Pit Wagon will perform before the game on the plaza. Gates open at 5:30pm.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park
702 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 GA, $11 Reserved Grandstand, $14 Reserved Box, $28 Fan Deck; Season Tickets Available

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Aug. 11

The Last Revel Live

The Last Revel trio utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, 5-string banjo, harmonica, kick drum and three-part vocal harmonies together to consistently deliver “Bombastic live…

The Potter's Shed
260 Industrial Blvd
Shell Lake

Cost: $15, kids under 14 FREE

Age: All Ages